Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival


The first fes­ti­val of its kind in the world and cur­rently the largest, Ren­dezvous with Mad­ness was found­ed in 1993 and is pro­duced each year by Work­man Arts. Ren­dezvous inves­ti­gates the facts and mytholo­gies sur­round­ing men­tal ill­ness and addic­tion as pre­sented by both Cana­dian and inter­na­tional film­mak­ers, as well as by visu­al and media-based artists. The fes­ti­val pro­vides film­mak­ers and artists with oppor­tu­ni­ties to exhib­it work that may not oth­er­wise be seen; facil­i­tates dis­cus­sion between artists and audi­ences on these cin­e­matic and media rep­re­sen­ta­tions; and increas­es aware­ness of, and advo­cacy for, men­tal health and addic­tion issues among the broad­er pub­lic.

Our 24th fes­ti­val runs in Toron­to from Novem­ber 4–12, 2016, and sub­mis­sions are free and open to the pub­lic; we pay screen­ing fees for all works pre­sent­ed.